Contemporary Spoken Persian

Lesson units include dialogs, vocabulary and in some instances, self-tests. The text is entirely in transcription: Persian script is not introduced. Developed by Professor Mehdi Marashi, University of California at Berkeley.

Contemporary Spoken Persian

This second level course in modern spoken Persian offers recordings by native speakers and emphasizes practical everyday language. Lesson units include dialogs, vocabulary and in some instances, self-tests. The text is entirely in transcription: Persian script is not introduced. Developed by Professor Mehdi Marashi, University of California at Berkeley.

Contemporary Applied Linguistics Volume 2

Volume Two Linguistics for the Real World Li Wei, Vivian Cook ... It did not however replace Turkish (an Altaic language) and while it dominated Persian (an IndoEuropean language) for a while, a revitalized version of Persian re-emerged ...

Contemporary Applied Linguistics Volume 2

A comprehensive survey of the ways in which linguistics is being used by researchers in a wide-range of interdisciplinary areas.

Modern Persian

These volumes provide students from beginning to intermediate levels with a mastery of modern Persian (also known as farsi) and with an understanding of colloquial Persian.

Modern Persian

Although Persian is one of the world's oldest languages, in its modern form it is still spoken by more than forty million people in Iran and by more than twenty million people elsewhere. These volumes provide students from beginning to intermediate levels with a mastery of modern Persian (also known as farsi) and with an understanding of colloquial Persian. The books offer extended vocabulary, grammar, and essays on aspects of Iranian culture. Volume I emphasizes speaking and understanding, and Volume 2 focuses on the written language. The first to teach Persian as a living language, Modern Persian incorporates the most effective methodologies and the most recent cultural and linguistic changes occurring in Iran.

The Rise and Fall of Modern Empires Volume II

and Persian in many of their transactions. This of course reflected the political situation in Bengal and the language-use of many of their Indian associates and subordinates. H.P. Foster, who produced an English/Bengali and a ...

The Rise and Fall of Modern Empires  Volume II

This volume reproduces key historical texts concerning `colonial knowledges’. The use of the adjective 'colonial' indicates that knowledge is shaped by power relationships, while the use of the plural form, ’knowledges’ indicates the emphasis in this collection is on an interplay between different, often competing, cognitive systems. George Balandier’s notion of the colonial situation is an organising principle that runs throughout the volume, and there are four sub-themes: language and texts, categorical knowledge, the circulation of knowledge and indigenous knowledge. The volume is designed to introduce students to a range of important interventions which speak to each other today, even if they were not intended to do so when first published. An introductory essay links the themes together and explains the significance of the individual articles.

Resources in Education

The Portuguese presented in both this volume and Volume Two is educated speech drawn principally from Brazilian sources ... Appendices include the following : ( 1 ) an alternative model for modern language examinations , ( 2 ) working ...

Resources in Education


The Concise Garland Encyclopedia of World Music

Four Persian consonants are pronounced differently from the Arabic consonants written with the same letters: Arabic th ... Modern Turkish consonants are pronounced in English, except for the following: j in joke ch in church between two ...

The Concise Garland Encyclopedia of World Music

The Concise Garland Encyclopedia of World Music comprises two volumes, and can only be purchased as the two-volume set. To purchase the set please go to: http://www.routledge.com/9780415972932

A Sketch of the Modern Languages of Africa

Vocabulary of that Language or Dialect, as the case may be. ... and its power of assimilating alien Elements, especially the Arabic, which has done for it what it has also done for the Turkish, Persian, Urdu, Hausa, and Malay.

A Sketch of the Modern Languages of Africa

First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

History of the Ottoman Empire and Modern Turkey Volume 2 Reform Revolution and Republic The Rise of Modern Turkey 1808 1975

classical Islam had been ruled by two millets , the Arabs and the Turks , with the Turkism ( Türklük ) of the Ottoman ... were to escape from the domination of the Arabic and Persian vocabulary and phrases used in the Ottoman language .

History of the Ottoman Empire and Modern Turkey  Volume 2  Reform  Revolution  and Republic  The Rise of Modern Turkey 1808 1975

This is the second book of the two-volume History of the Ottoman Empire and Modern Turkey.

Paths to Contemporary French Literature

Volume 2 John Taylor. As precursors of the English-language prose poem, Lehman cites the King James Bible, Shakespeare's prose (in Hamlet), John Donne's sermons, Blake's “Marriage of Heaven and Hell,” and other pertinent examples.

Paths to Contemporary French Literature

The first volume of Paths to Contemporary French Literature offered a critical panorama of over fifty French writers and poets. With this second volume, John Taylor?an American writer and critic who has lived in France for the past thirty years?continues this ambitious and critically acclaimed project.Praised for his independence, curiosity, intimate knowledge of European literature, and his sharp reader's eye, John Taylor is a writer-critic who is naturally skeptical of literary fashions, overnight reputations, and readymade academic categories. Charting the paths that have lead to the most serious and stimulating contemporary French writing, he casts light on several neglected postwar French authors, all the while highlighting genuine mentors and invigorating newcomers. Some names (Patrick Chamoiseau, Pascal Quignard, Jean-Philippe Toussaint, Jean Rouaud, Francis Ponge, Aime Cesaire, Marguerite Yourcenar, J. M. G. Le Clezio) may be familiar to the discriminating and inquisitive American reader, but their work is incisively re-evaluated here. The book also includes a moving remembrance of Nathalie Sarraute, and an evocation of the author's meetings with Julien Gracq Other writers in this second volume are equally deserving authors whose work is highly respected by their peers in France yet little known in English-speaking countries. Taylor's pioneering elucidations in this respect are particularly valuable.This second volume also examines a number of non-French, originally non-French-speaking writers (such as Gherasim Luca, Petr Kral, Armen Lubin, Venus Ghoura-Khata, Piotr Rawicz, as well as Samuel Beckett) who chose French as their literary idiom. Taylor is in a perfect position to understand their motivations, struggles, and goals. In a day and age when so little is known in English-speaking countries about foreign literature, and when so little is translated, the two volumes of Paths to Contemporary French Literature are absorb

Mapping the Role of Intellectuals in Iranian Modern and Contemporary History

Yadollah Shahibzadeh, The Iranian Political Language: From the Late Nineteenth Century to the Present (New York, ... “Iran: Multiple Sources”, 281; Mahdavi, “Post-Islamist Trends,” 102–6. 22. Shariati, Collected Works, Vol. 2, p. 37.

Mapping the Role of Intellectuals in Iranian Modern and Contemporary History

In Mapping the Role of Intellectuals in Iranian Modern and Contemporary History, Jahanbegloo and contributors examine the role of Iranian intellectuals in the history of Iranian modernity. They trace the contributions of intellectuals in the construction of national identity and the Iranian democratic debate, analyzing how intellectuals balanced indebtedness to the West with the issue of national identity in Iran. Recognizing how intellectual elites became beholden to political powers, the contributors demonstrate the trend that intellectuals often opted for cultural dissent rather than ideological politics.

Literary Subterfuge and Contemporary Persian Fiction

1) 1998, (vol. 2) 2001. Mohajerani, Ataollah. Behesht-e Khakestari (Grey Paradise), Tehran: Omid-e Iranian, 1382/2003. ... Zaban-e Farsi (The History of Persian Language), Tehran: Nashr-e No, 1366/1987. Nezami Aruzi, Ahmad.

Literary Subterfuge and Contemporary Persian Fiction

The main focus of Literary Subterfuge and Contemporary Persian Fiction is to identify components and elements which define Persian modernist fiction, placing an emphasis on literary concepts and devices which provide the dynamics of the evolutionary trajectory of this modernism. The question of ‘who writes Iran’ refers to a contested area which goes beyond the discipline of literary criticism. Non-literary discourses have made every effort to impose their "committed" readings on literary texts; they have even managed to exert influence on the process of literary creation. In this process, inevitably, many works, or segments of them, and many concepts which do not lend themselves to such readings have been ignored; at the same time, many of them have been appropriated by these discourses. Yet components and elements of Persian literary tradition have persistently engaged in this discursive confrontation, mainly by insisting on literature’s relative autonomy, so that at least concepts such as conformity and subterfuge, essential in terms of defining modern and modernist Persian fiction, could be defined in a literary manner. Proffering an alternative in terms of literary historiography; this book supports a methodological approach that considers literary narratives which occur in the margins of dominant discourses, and indeed promote non-discursivity, as the main writers of Persian modernist fiction. It is an essential resource for scholars and researchers interested in Persian and comparative literature, as well as Middle Eastern Studies more broadly.

The World is My Home

“Thomas Ricks (editor), Critical Perspectives on Modern Persian Literature.” Review Essay in Edebiyat, volume 1, number 2 (1989). “Bernard Lewis, The Political Language of Islam, and Henry Munson, Jr., Islam and Revolution in the Middle ...

The World is My Home

As recent events indicate, Iranian, Middle Eastern, and Islamic politics more broadly have been deeply influential in world affairs. Hamid Dabashi has been a highly visible and prominent commentator on these affairs, explaining, interpreting, and providing a critical perspective. This volume gathers together his most influential and insightful writings. As one of the foremost contemporary public intellectuals and scholars of our time, Dabashi's interests and writings span subjects ranging from Islamic philosophy and political ideology to Iranian art and Persian literature, from Sufism and Orientalism to Iranian and world cinema and contemporary Arab and Muslim visual arts; and from postcolonial theory and globalization to imperialism and public affairs. There is a direct connection between his theoretical innovations and the angle of his public interventions on the urgent global issues of the day. This book brings together some of his most important writings, especially those that offer new ways of understanding Islam, Iran, Islamist ideology, global art, and the condition of global modernity. The book shows the underlying conceptual themes that unify Dabashi's wide-ranging and brilliantly insightful corpus. Dabashi combines deep knowledge of the subject matter about which he writes, and highly refined sociological, hermeneutical, and cultural interpretive skills, moving far beyond the limiting, distorted, and intellectually stifling character of reigning absolutist conventions. He places existing authoritative frameworks under close scrutiny in order to produce novel and penetrating insights. These essays reflect historical and geographical worlds that are best viewed when Hamid Dabashi's work is read as a whole, which this one- volume work makes possible for the first time.

Handbook of Quantifiers in Natural Language

Natural Language and Linguistic Theory, 29, 123– 167. Deal, A. R., & Farudi, A. (2007). Alternatives for Persian indefinites. ... In S. Lappin (Ed.), The handbook of contemporary semantic theory (pp. 41–63). Oxford: Blackwell.

Handbook of Quantifiers in Natural Language

This work presents the structure, distribution and semantic interpretation of quantificational expressions in languages from diverse language families and typological profiles. The current volume pays special attention to underrepresented languages of different status and endangerment level. Languages covered include American and Russian Sign Languages, and sixteen spoken languages from Africa, Australia, Papua, the Americas, and different parts of Asia. The articles respond to a questionnaire the editors constructed to enable detailed crosslinguistic comparison of numerous features. They offer comparable information on semantic classes of quantifiers (generalized existential, generalized universal, proportional, partitive), syntactically complex quantifiers (intensive modification, Boolean compounds, exception phrases, etc.), and several more specific issues such as quantifier scope ambiguities, floating quantifiers, and binary (type 2) quantifiers. The book is intended for semanticists, logicians interested in quantification in natural language, and general linguists as articles are meant to be descriptive and theory independent. The book continues and expands the coverage of the Handbook of Quantifiers in Natural Language (2012) by the same editors, and extends the earlier work in Matthewson (2008), Gil et al. (2013) and Bach et al (1995).

The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

... and maintained against his uncle , Dr. Prideaux , the antiquity of the Persian prophet . See his work , vol . ii.a 8 That ancient idiom was called the Zend . The language of the commentary , the Pehlvi , though much more modern ...

The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire


A Social History of Iranian Cinema Volume 2

... and I visited the Museum of Modern Art in New York to view the original blackand-white and tinted versions of Grass, ... at the University of Texas, Austin, helped me many times to track down Persian-language sources and articles.

A Social History of Iranian Cinema  Volume 2

A comprehensive social history of Iranian cinema address documentaries, popular genres, and art films and explores the role of film and media in shaping a modern national identity in Iran.

Persian Language Literature and Culture

... II, Fondements d'une sociologie de la quotidienneté (Critique of Everyday Life: Foundations for a Sociology of the Everyday, Volume 2) (Paris: L«Arche, 1961), and Critique de la vie quotidienne, III. De la modernité au modernisme ...

Persian Language  Literature and Culture

Critical approaches to the study of topics related to Persian literature and Iranian culture have evolved in recent decades. The essays included in this volume collectively demonstrate the most recent creative approaches to the study of the Persian language, literature, and culture, and the way these methodologies have progressed academic debate. Topics covered include; culture, cognition, history, the social context of literary criticism, the problematics of literary modernity, and the issues of writing literary history. More specifically, authors explore the nuances of these topics; literature and life, poetry and nature, culture and literature, women and literature, freedom of literature, Persian language, power, and censorship, and issues related to translation and translating Persian literature in particular. In dealing with these seminal subjects, contributors acknowledge and contemplate the works of Ahmad Karimi Hakkak and other pioneering critics, analysing how these works have influenced the field of literary and cultural studies. Contributing a variety of theoretical and inter-disciplinary approaches to this field of study, this book is a valuable addition to the study of Persian poetry and prose, and to literary criticism more broadly.

Night

In 2015, Kiarostami published two further books, the dual anthology entitled Night, his selections from a variety of classical and contemporary poets.

Night

Between 2006 and 2011, Iranian film director Abbas Kiarostami - author of three books of original verse - released his selections from and adaptations of four masters of Persian poetry: Nima (1895 - 1960), Hafez, Saadi and Rumi (all from the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries). This material is presented to English-speaking readers for the first time, in eight volumes: Nima's Water, Hafez's Wine, Saadi's Tears and Rumi's Fire. In 2015, Kiarostami published two further books, the dual anthology entitled Night, his selections from a variety of classical and contemporary poets.

A Simplified Grammar of the Japanese Language modern Written Style

Vol . I. Mythical and Legendary Accounts of the Origin of Caste , with an Inquiry into its Existence in the Vedic Age . Third Edition . Svo , £ 1 Is . Vol . II . The Trans - Himalayan Origin of the Hindus , and their Affinity with the ...

A Simplified Grammar of the Japanese Language  modern Written Style


Muslim Cultures in the Indo Iranian World during the Early Modern and Modern Periods

2. Hasanī 1992 , vol . VI , pp . 394-396 ; Malik 1997 , pp . 86-95 ; Anṣārī 1973 , p . 42 presents the following ... 197 . Another contemporary and an official historian at court, Ḫwāja Niẓām 450 Muslim Cultures in the Indo - Iranian World.

Muslim Cultures in the Indo Iranian World during the Early Modern and Modern Periods

Die Reihe Islamkundliche Untersuchungen wurde 1969 im Klaus Schwarz Verlag begründet und hat sich zu einem der wichtigsten Publikationsorgane der Islamwissenschaft in Deutschland entwickelt. Die über 330 Bände widmen sich der Geschichte, Kultur und den Gesellschaften Nordafrikas, des Nahen und Mittleren Ostens sowie Zentral-, Süd- und Südost-Asiens.